Jefferson City, MO - The recent race to be Missouri's Chief Executive saw more money received, and spent, than any other gubernatorial election in the Show-Me State.
According to the 30 day after the election reports filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission, Governor-elect Eric Greitens spent a total of $28.7 million. The report also shows the Grietens campaign ended this election cycle with just over $5,000 in outstanding debt, and just under $400,000 in money on hand.
Greitens opponent, Attorney General Chris Koster reported $28.8 million in total receipts, and total expenditures of $24.9 million for the campaign. The Koster campaign still owes just under $33,000 in outstanding debt, and has just over $135,000 in money on hand.
The day before the state's new campaign donation limits went into effect, just about $3.2 million dollars were donated to state candidates. The new limits cap individual donations at $2,600, and $25,000 from a committee.